Orvis Battenkill 8' 2/2 5wt Bamboo Rod


For sale here is an impregnated Orvis Battenkill 8' 2/2 5wt bamboo rod. Serial no. 58055. Made in 1970. The rod remains in excellent+ mostly original condition. The rod was sent to Orvis in 1982 to have the ferrules re-wrapped (original repair form included with rod, see picture). Someone has also placed a light varnish overcoat on the wraps of the first guide up on the second tip. All sections are full length and straight. 

The rod features moderately tempered cane with chestnut wraps and bright guides. The script remains clean and bold. U-shaped hook keeper. Classic cigar grip 6 1/2" in length with average soiling. Aluminum down-locking reel seat over a walnut spacer. The blued ferrules have a perfect fit, nice and smooth. The action is a versatile medium-fast well suited for just about any situation involving a trout. Though the rod is labeled as a 6wt a 5 weight line will be best. Most Orvis rods tend to do better with a line size or two down. The rod weighs an even 4 oz. Includes the original bag and tube with blue and silver foil label. 

Don't miss out on this goldy-locks trout rod from the oldest name in fly-fishing. 

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